The Idea of the Gentleman in the Victorian Novel

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ISBN: 9781317207429
Release Date: 2016-08-05
Number of pages: 202
Author: Robin Gilmour
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Idea of the Gentleman in the Victorian Novel in PDF and EPUB First published in 1981, this book represents the first comprehensive examination of Victorian society’s preoccupation with the ‘notion of the gentleman’ and how this was reflected in the literature of the time. Starting with Addison and Lord Chesterfield, the author explores the influence of the gentlemanly ideal on the evolution of the English middle classes, and reveals its central part in the novels of Thackeray, Dickens and Trollope. Combining social and cultural analysis with literary criticism, this book provides new readings of Vanity Fair and Great Expectations, a fresh approach to Trollope, and a detailed account of the various streams that fed into the idea of the gentleman.


The Idea of the Gentleman in the Victorian Novel

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ISBN: 9781317207436
Release Date: 2016-08-05
Number of pages: 202
Author: Robin Gilmour
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Idea of the Gentleman in the Victorian Novel in PDF and EPUB First published in 1981, this book represents the first comprehensive examination of Victorian society’s preoccupation with the ‘notion of the gentleman’ and how this was reflected in the literature of the time. Starting with Addison and Lord Chesterfield, the author explores the influence of the gentlemanly ideal on the evolution of the English middle classes, and reveals its central part in the novels of Thackeray, Dickens and Trollope. Combining social and cultural analysis with literary criticism, this book provides new readings of Vanity Fair and Great Expectations, a fresh approach to Trollope, and a detailed account of the various streams that fed into the idea of the gentleman.


The Idea of the Gentleman in the Victorian Novel

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ISBN: 1138671045
Release Date: 2016-07-20
Number of pages: 202
Author: Robin Gilmour
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Idea of the Gentleman in the Victorian Novel in PDF and EPUB First published in 1981, this book represents the first comprehensive examination of Victorian society's preoccupation with the 'notion of the gentleman' and how this was reflected in the literature of the time. Starting with Addison and Lord Chesterfield, the author explores the influence of the gentlemanly ideal on the evolution of the English middle classes, and reveals its central part in the novels of Thackeray, Dickens and Trollope. Combining social and cultural analysis with literary criticism, this book provides new readings of Vanity Fair and Great Expectations, a fresh approach to Trollope, and a detailed account of the various streams that fed into the idea of the gentleman.


Culture Class and Gender in the Victorian Novel

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ISBN: 9780230377073
Release Date: 1999-07-05
Number of pages: 227
Author: A. Young
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Culture Class and Gender in the Victorian Novel in PDF and EPUB This book examines class and its representation in Victorian literature, focusing on the emergence of the lower middle class and middle-class responses to it. Arlene Young analyses portraits of white-collar workers, both men and women, who laboured under disparaging misperceptions of their values, abilities, and cultural significance, and shows how these misperceptions were both formulated and resisted. The analysis includes canonical texts like Dickens's Little Dorrit and Gissing's The Odd Women as well as less well-known works by Dinah Mulock Craik, Margaret Oliphant, Amy Levy, Grant Allen, H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, and May Sinclair.


Great Expectations

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN1GMG
Release Date: 1881
Number of pages: 466
Author: Charles Dickens
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Download and read online Great Expectations in PDF and EPUB One of the finest novels by iconic British author Charles Dickens, this Victorian tale follows the good-natured orphan Pip as he makes his way through life. As a boy, Pip crosses paths with a convict named Magwitch, a man who will heavily influence Pip’s adulthood. Meanwhile, the earnest young man falls for the beautiful Estella, the adoptive daughter of the affluent and eccentric Miss Havisham. Widely considered to be Dickens's last great book, the story is steeped in romance and features the writer's familiar themes of crime, punishment, and societal struggle.


Victorian Literature and the Victorian State

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ISBN: 9780801881541
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Lauren M. E. Goodlad
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online Victorian Literature and the Victorian State in PDF and EPUB Studies of Victorian governance have been profoundly influenced by Discipline and Punish, Michel Foucault's groundbreaking genealogy of modern power. Yet, according to Lauren Goodlad, Foucault's analysis is better suited to the history of the Continent than to nineteenth-century Britain, with its decentralized, voluntarist institutional culture and passionate disdain for state interference. Focusing on a wide range of Victorian writing—from literary figures such as Charles Dickens, George Gissing, Harriet Martineau, J. S. Mill, Anthony Trollope, and H. G. Wells to prominent social reformers such as Edwin Chadwick, Thomas Chalmers, Sir James Kay-Shuttleworth, and Beatrice Webb—Goodlad shows that Foucault's later essays on liberalism and "governmentality" provide better critical tools for understanding the nineteenth-century British state. Victorian Literature and the Victorian State delves into contemporary debates over sanitary, education, and civil service reform, the Poor Laws, and the century-long attempt to substitute organized charity for state services. Goodlad's readings elucidate the distinctive quandary of Victorian Britain and, indeed, any modern society conceived in liberal terms: the elusive quest for a "pastoral" agency that is rational, all-embracing, and effective but also anti-bureaucratic, personalized, and liberatory. In this study, impressively grounded in literary criticism, social history, and political theory, Goodlad offers a timely post-Foucauldian account of Victorian governance that speaks to the resurgent neoliberalism of our own day. -- Janice Carlisle


Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel

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Publisher: Cambria Press

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Fingersmith

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ISBN: 9780748129232
Release Date: 2011-02-03
Number of pages: 560
Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Fingersmith in PDF and EPUB London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves - fingersmiths - under the rough but loving care of Mrs Sucksby and her 'family'. But from the moment she draws breath, Sue's fate is linked to that of another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away.


John Halifax Gentleman

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ISBN: 9780062378293
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Number of pages: 608
Author: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online John Halifax Gentleman in PDF and EPUB A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy Edition, with an introduction from Simon Van Booy, nationally best-selling author of Father’s Day and The Illusion of Separateness A compelling historical novel of a young man’s rise from poverty to wealth in a small provincial town during the Industrial Revolution, now available in a Legacy Edition from Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Like Charles Dickens’s beloved David Copperfield, John Halifax is an orphan, determined to make his success through honest hard work. He becomes an apprentice to Abel Flecher, a tanner and a Quaker, and is soon befriended by Abel’s invalid son, Phineas, who chronicles John’s success in business and love, rising from the humblest of origins to the pinnacle of wealth made possible by England’s Industrial Revolution. Dinah Maria Mulock Craik explores the sweeping transformation wrought by this revolutionary technological age, including the rise of the middle class and its impact on the social, economic, and political makeup of the nation as it moved from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century. This Legacy Edition features a lush design and French flaps.


John Halifax Gentleman

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ISBN: 155111500X
Release Date: 2005-10-26
Number of pages: 592
Author: Dinah Mulock Craik
Publisher: Broadview Press

Download and read online John Halifax Gentleman in PDF and EPUB This 1856 novel, one of the most beloved of the Victorian period, follows the life, from childhood to death, of an orphaned boy who grows to become a wealthy and powerful leader in his community. The young John Halifax is taken in by Abel Fletcher, a Quaker tanner, and forms a close friendship with Fletcher’s son, Phineas. Through hard work and integrity, John overcomes obstacles to find domestic happiness and material success. His achievements symbolize those of England in the early nineteenth century, and this novel captures the ambition and ebullient optimism of the growing Victorian middle class. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and full annotation; the idea of the “gentleman” in Victorian culture, labour unrest in the early nineteenth century, and women’s roles in Victorian England are explored in the broad selection of contextual documents.


Alias Grace

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ISBN: 0307797953
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Number of pages: 480
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Anchor

Download and read online Alias Grace in PDF and EPUB Soon to be a Netflix Original series, Alias Grace takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century. It’s 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.


Chivalry and the English Gentleman

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ISBN: 0300027397
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 312
Author: Mark Girouard
Publisher:

Download and read online Chivalry and the English Gentleman in PDF and EPUB Geïllustreerde studie over de herleving van de codes van het middeleeuwse ridderschap van het einde van de 18e eeuw tot de eerste wereldoorlog.


The Lie Tree Special Edition

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ISBN: 9781509834372
Release Date: 2016-02-12
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Author: Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Download and read online The Lie Tree Special Edition in PDF and EPUB Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015, The Lie Tree is a dark and powerful novel from universally acclaimed author, Frances Hardinge. It was not enough. All knowledge- any knowledge - called to Faith, and there was a delicious, poisonous pleasure in stealing it unseen. Faith has a thirst for science and secrets that the rigid confines of her class cannot supress. And so it is that she discovers her disgraced father's journals, filled with the scribbled notes and theories of a man driven close to madness. Tales of a strange tree which, when told a lie, will uncover a truth: the greater the lie, the greater the truth revealed to the liar. Faith's search for the tree leads her into great danger - for where lies seduce, truths shatter . . . 'Brilliant, dark, thrilling, utterly original' Patrick Ness 'The Lie Tree is a wonder. I can't think of anyone who would not love this story' Matt Haig 'I loved this book so much' Lucy Mangan 'Complex and intelligent: a lustrous, delicious romp.' Philip Womack, The Telegraph


The Great Train Robbery

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ISBN: 9780307816443
Release Date: 2012-05-14
Number of pages: 304
Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online The Great Train Robbery in PDF and EPUB From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an enthralling novel about Victorian London’s most notorious gold heist. London, 1855, when lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one mysterious man navigates both worlds with perfect ease. Edward Pierce preys on the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of his century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England’s industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, but studded with all the suspense and style of fiction, here is a classic historical thriller, set a decade before the age of dynamite—yet nonetheless explosive…


The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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ISBN: 9788892589278
Release Date: 2016-04-05
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Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Robert Louis Stevenson

Download and read online The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in PDF and EPUB Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. The work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often called "split personality", referred to in psychiatry as dissociative identity disorder, where within the same body there exists more than one distinct personality.In this case, there are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.